Here is a list of five exciting summer science programs offering teens hands-on, authenic science engagement experiences

  1. Girls on Ice (link to pdf poster)

This is a FREE wilderness science education program for high school girls. A team of 9 teenage girls and 3 instructors spend 12 days exploring and learning about mountain glaciers and alpine landscapes through scientific field studies with professional glaciologists and mountaineers. Open to girls age 16-18.

Program application deadline is Friday, January 29, 2016. Applyhere.

  1. Girls on Ice ALASKA: for girls from Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, British Columbia, Yukon and California. Program dates: June 17 – 28, 2016
  2. Girls on Ice NORTH CASCADES: international girls can apply for this expedition in Washington State. Program dates: July 10 – 21, 2016
  1. NASA New York City Research Initiative: Climate Change Research Initiative

This program has a full academic year component and a summer component. The summer internship program pairs high school students and undergraduate students to work collaboratively on a full time basis to complete the research project. The program includes a capstone experience that included creating and presenting a scientific poster at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and the CUNY CREST Summer STEM Symposium. Program is six weeks long.

Program application deadline is Tuesday, March 1, 2016. Applyhere.

  1. Veterinary Summer Experience Program (link to FAQs about the program and eligibility here)

This is a NO COST, PAID Internship in Veterinary Medicine for high school juniors and seniors from the state of Tennessee.  Program dates:

Program application deadline is Friday, March 11, 2016. Application opens soon, check here.

  1. American Museum of Natural History Museum Education and Employment Program (MEEP)

MEEP is a PAID summer internship that provides on-the-job training and exposure to careers in science, museum education, and related fields. Participants work closely with Museum scientists and educators exploring scientific content and learning valuable skills for working with and teaching learners of all ages. Program dates: June 6, 2016 – August 14, 2016.

Program application deadline is Monday, March 14, 2016. Apply here.

  1. Black Rock Forest Summer Science Camp

The is a DAY Camp experience for middle and high school students. The camp offers authentic, week-long experiences in nature, working directly with scientists focusing is on understanding nature through scientific observation and investigation. Program dates: July 11-15, 2016 for middle school students; July 18-22, 2016 for high school students.

Registration for 2016 Summer Science Camp will open February 1, 2016; check here.